WSR 02-08-013

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed March 22, 2002, 2:42 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Electronic filing of declarations of candidacy.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29.04.080, section 3 of SB 6321 which is awaiting action by the governor.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are needed to implement a system to take declarations of candidacy filings electronically.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies need to be coordinated with. We will work with county auditors on this project.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bill Huennekens, Policy Analyst, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40229, Olympia, WA 98504-0229, phone (360) 902-4169, fax (360) 586-5629.

March 22, 2002

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office